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USS Ibex (IX-119)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - India - Juliet
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Miscellaneous Unclassified Auxiliary:
Laid down, 16 October 1943, as Nicholas Longworth, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, at California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, CA.
Renamed Ibex 27 October 1943
Launched, 15 November 1943
Acquired by the US Navy 13 December 1943
Commissioned USS Ibex (IX-119), 18 December 1943
During World War II USS Ibex was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Decommissioned, 28 June 1946, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 June 1946
Delivered to the War Shipping Administration, 30 June 1946, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
Acquired by T. J. Stevenson Co. under a General Agency Agreement, 12 January 1948, converted for dry cargo service and renamed SS Helen Stevenson
Sold to T.J. Stevenson Co., 18 February 1948
Sold to the University of Chicago in February 1957
Sold for foreign service in March 1957, reflagged Liberian, renamed SS Elderfields
Renamed SS Winner in 1961
Final Disposition, grounded during a typhoon off Wakanoura, Japan, severely damaged, regarded as unseaworthy, scrapped locally in Japan in February 1966
Displacement 14,500 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 11 kts
one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
one single 3"/50 gun mount
eight 20mm AA gun mounts
two 220 PSI boilers
single three cylinder triple-expansion reciprocating engine
single 4 blade, 18' 6" propeller, Shaft Horsepower, 2,500
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||Ex-USS Ibex (IX-119) in foreign merchant service as SS Winner moored pierside, early 1960s, location unknown.
USS Ibex (IX-119)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships DANFS
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 25 February 2016
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